President Biden Celebrates Failures in UN Speech


Jordan Sekulow

September 21, 2021

4 min read

United Nations



In President Biden’s first speech to the United Nations, he claimed the U.S. is ready to lead the world. Unfortunately, that is not the reality.

In the first nine months of the Biden Administration, we’ve seen a botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that killed 13 U.S. service members and left Americans behind. We’ve seen a crisis at the border; 12,000 people are living under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas. Internationally, the Biden Administration entered into a re-negotiation with the UK and Australia behind France’s back, causing them to recall their Ambassador to the United States.

During the speech to the U.N., President Biden boasted about the situation in Afghanistan:

We’ve ended 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan. And as we close this period of relentless war, we’re opening a new era of relentless diplomacy. . . . As I stand here today, for the first time in 20 years, with the United States not at war. We’ve turned the page. All the unmatched strength, energy, commitment, will and resources of our nation are now fully and squarely focused on what’s ahead of us, not what was behind.

ACLJ Senior Counsel for Global Affairs and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explains the reality of President Biden’s foreign policy decisions:

He forgets that the bad guys get to play their cards too. That’s what he forgot in Afghanistan. The piece that I wrote talked about these unanswered questions. We have some questions that are answered – there are still Americans left behind, still a massive amount of American equipment left behind. We know that this chaotic departure didn’t have to be; we left them a plan for the orderly transition . . . with a firm set of conditions. They ripped it up and created an arbitrary deadline on September 11. . . . And we know the result of this was that 13 American lives were lost, and chaos inside of that country that will almost certainly result in greater risk that we will be attacked from that place someday.

Sec. Pompeo points out in his new article that in Germany, Armin Laschet described the withdrawal from Afghanistan as “the greatest debacle that NATO has experienced since its foundation.” He explained how the Biden Administration created this international questioning of American credibility:

President Biden picked the date, the time, and the hour. . . . He forced the military into a constraint that required them to abandon Bagram air base . . . these were political decisions, not military or strategic decisions. But the Commander-In-Chief himself made that call. Our NATO allies suffered for it and they are not happy about it. . . . It was the Trump and Pompeo team that was going to destroy NATO, but we built NATO. There were 4 hundred billion dollars more in resources when we left than when we came. We had developed those relationships. . . . Now you can see our NATO allies and partners are very worried that American credibility is non-existent.

ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy Ric Grenell has tremendous experience at the U.N. watching leaders all around the world giving speeches just like President Biden did yesterday. Grenell gave his reaction to Biden's speech:

I spent eight years of my life there. I’ve helped write a number of Presidents’ speeches. I’ve seen hundreds of world leaders’ speeches. This was just the typical U.N. lingo, just regurgitating a bunch of the U.N. lingo. . . . It doesn’t match reality. We’ve got two permanent members of the Security Council – the United States and France – who currently have no ambassadors in each other’s country. France has withdrawn their ambassador because of how they were treated by the Biden team. . . . The U.N. Security Council is everything at the U.N. Two members are fighting, and Biden didn’t even mention it. This was a bunch of lingo regurgitated and I think everyone in that room loved it, because they don’t live in reality.

The Biden Administration is out of touch with reality in the United States. The international crisis in Afghanistan and the domestic crisis at our southern border are enough alone to debunk this speech. We hope to see these leaders held accountable for their failed policies.

Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of the President’s speech at the U.N. and other foreign policy issues.

Watch the full broadcast below.